German mayor says he was attacked over his pro-refugee stance

Mayor Andreas Holstein talks to the media in a press conference at the town hall in Altena, Germany. (AP photo) A mayor of a small German town said Tuesday he was happy to be alive after being attacked with a knife by a man who confronted him over his welcoming stance toward refugees before slashing his neck. The knife attack on Andreas Hollstein, the 54-year-old mayor of Altena in western Germany, prompted widespread shock and condemnation from officials including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Authorities said the incident Monday night…